Attempted murder suspect bailed until January

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Hampshire Police have announced that a 17-year-old Eastleigh boy, who had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a serious assault at Heinz Burt Close has been bailed until Saturday 19 January 2019.

A 23-year-old man from Winchester was seriously injured as a result of a doorstep attack on Friday night (December 21) and was taken to Southampton General Hospital in a life-threatening condition.

Police Officers subsequently arrested three people and appealed for residents on the Pirelli Estate and the Poets roads to search their bins and gardens for a Samurai sword style weapon.

The police say a 17-year-old girl from Eastleigh who was also arrested  after the assault is no longer suspected of attempted murder but has since been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and has been released while under investigation.

A 48-year-old man from Bursledon, originally arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, has been released with no further action but was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug of Class B and has been released under investigation for this.